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St. Marys teen killed Wednesday in Pottawatomie County crash

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 7:43 AM CDT
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BELVUE, Kan. (WIBW) - A 19-year-old man was killed in an early-morning crash on US-24 Highway in Pottawatomie County.

The fatality victim was identified as Phillip Harrison, of St. Marys.

The crash was reported at 6:27 a.m. near US-24 and Camp Creek Road, just west of Belvue.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry was heading westbound on Highway 24 and dropped its passenger-side tires off the roadway and overcorrected, sliding sideways into the eastbound lane, where it was struck by a pickup truck.

Harrison, who was driving the Camry, was transported to Wamego Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck, 31-year-old Michael Weisbender, of Saint George, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The patrol said both men were alone in their vehicles and were wearing their seatbelts.

US-24 was blocked for several hours between the city of Belvue on the east and Onaga Road on the west while crews responded to the scene.

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